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# SC USA percent

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04 Aug 2008, 08:53
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Hi guys, can someone give detail explanations of the folowing (including why the comparisons are wrong)?
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Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canada’s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany’s fifteen percent.

(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canada’s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany’s fifteen percent.
(B) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college; in Canada it is thirty-five percent and in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany it is fifteen percent.
(C) In the United States, Fifty-two percent of high school graduates go on to college, compared with thirty-five percent in Canada and fifteen percent in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany.
(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two, compared with Canada’s thirty-five percent, Great Britain’s fifteen, Japan’s fifteen, and West Germany’s fifteen.
(E) The percentage of United States high school graduates going on to college is fifty-two that in Canada is thirty-five, and that in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany is fifteen.

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04 Aug 2008, 09:36
I would guess C as well.

I think it's improper (but not unusual) to say something like "Canada's 35%". Also, it is less than ideal to group a possessive for more than one country, so "15% in..." is preferable.

E is too wordy.

This leaves B and C, and I think C is better. I'm always a little wary of semi-colons.
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04 Aug 2008, 10:05
I'm stuck between C and D.

For C - it seemed as it was comparing a percentage of graduates vs a percent #.

For D - it semed as it was comparing a percentage with a percentage, but D had parallism error.

Ultimately I chose D, but now C looks like the correct answer choice.

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